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This Week@WesternU, April 27-May 1, 2020

by Rodney Tanaka

April 27, 2020

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Ray Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Ray Symposium will be held as a virtual Zoom presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Please register and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

Investigative journalist Katherine Eban will present “The Hidden World Behind America’s Low-Cost Drugs.” Eban is a Fortune magazine contributor and Andrew Carnegie fellow.

In lieu of a book signing, Eban has developed a way to “autograph” books virtually. She sent autographed book plates to the WesternU bookstore. Please use this link to purchase your copy of her book Bottle of Lies.

Click here to read more and to register for the Ray Symposium.



From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

CPM’s curriculum shift to digital delivery featured in Present Podiatry
The College of Podiatric Medicine was recently featured in an article by Present Podiatry titled “WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine Converting to Digital Delivery of the Curriculum.” To read the article please visit:



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
COMP Assistant Professor Jeremiah Scott, PhD, published a research article titled “Internal architecture of the mandibular condyle of rabbits is related to dietary resistance during growth” in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The article appears in the April issue and is available online here. An image from the study was used on the cover, which can be viewed here.​

Estefanía Ramos Torres, Class of 2020 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, recently defended her senior research project titled “Chronic second-hand smoke induces dementia-like neuropathology in adult mice,” which she conducted with COMP-Northwest Professor Glen Kisby, PhD. She was also recognized as a Presidential Scholarship recipient through Willamette University.



From the College of Health Sciences:

Master of Science in Health Sciences Information Session
The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is holding an online Information Session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Please RSVP by Monday, May 4 to Shea Heagle at When you RSVP, you will be provided additional information on how to participate online.

Click here to view a flier:

Click here to read a story on the MSHS program from October 2019:

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